My name is Liz Wann and I live and write in the Fresh Prince of Belair’s hometown: West Philadelphia. I live in a 3 story row home and enjoy city life; my home church is 12 blocks away. I’ve been married 7 years to Josh. He’s done some pretty cool things, like start a Christian rap/hip hop record label and a video company. He currently works as the senior videographer for American Bible Society, while also doing freelance film and photography jobs – and personal projects – on the side.
On September 10, 2012 we had our first son, Simon. He is the one who made me a stay at home mom, and I love it. We gave Simon a little brother named Eli on October 11, 2014, and we just had our daughter, Chloe, on January 6, 2018. I’ve always done home preschool, but this past year (2017/2018) I started Kindergarten with my oldest and have begun getting into the Charlotte Mason method/philosophy. So, I guess you can officially call me a homeschooling mom.
Before becoming a wife and mom, I went to Rollins college in Winter Park, FL (Orlando is my hometown) and received my B.A. in English and writing. Besides staying home, and taking care of all 3 of my boys (plus baby girl), I do freelance writing for various ministries/publications, including Truth for Life with Alistair Begg. I’m a regular contributor for Desiring God Ministries and editor in chief at Morning by Morning.
A Bit More About Me
Things I like to do besides writing:
Reading (I love smelling books), baking, cooking (my husband and I are big foodies), sometimes crafting, decorating, taking care of my sourdough starter and making bread and other baked goods with it (I really geek out about sourdough and the art of bread making). My husband and I enjoy watching movies and TV shows together.
I also enjoy drinking coffee and loose leaf tea at unique coffee shops – or at home – and listening to music, namely: pop, indie, folk, rock, and classics like Bob Dylan, the Beetles, and Johnny Cash. I’m into fashion and personal styling, as is my husband, so we enjoy shopping with each other. We also appreciate any type of visual art. Lastly, I enjoy thinking deeply and critically about social topics and theology, and even the connection between the two.
My favorite books (affiliate links):
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
Trusting God by Jerry Bridges
Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot (pretty much anything by her)
A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken
Many books by Ravi Zacharias, including his autobiography: Walking from East to West
Made for More by Hannah Anderson
Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton
Books on Writing-
On Writing Well by William Zinsser
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
My Favorite Jobs:
- Working at an art gallery and art auctions.
- Doing various tasks at a non-profit called, Covenant Mercies. My responsibilities included: admin, social media, blog, web content writer, web manager, writing and editing, designing and overseeing PR and marketing materials, and event planning.